Thursday’s Headlines 01/14/2021 and the “State Highway Director”

Denver and the Metro Area

  • New RTD Boss Questions Wisdom Of Long-Promised Boulder Train, and she’s not the only one (CPR)
  • Denver planning drive-up vaccination sites that “also have a walk-up option for folks who are using public transportation or walking” (CBS4)
  • The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council has openings on the Board of Directors (Contact DRMAC)
  • Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC) and Denver Streets Partnership offer micro-grants to fund projects up to $1,000 that support work in walkability, bikeability, or access to safe and healthy spaces for physical activity (Denver CALC)
    • CALC also offers scholarships for Denver community members to attend conferences about active living (Denver CALC)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  9 a.m.: 43 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 69 (Moderate).

Centennial State and Beyond

  • Colorado Politics reporter geeks out about highways and calls CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew the “state highway director” (Colorado Politics)
  • CDOT legislative session priorities include main streets (Denver7)
  • Colorado railroad wars revived in battle for Tennessee Pass Line, perhaps for passenger service (Colorado Times Recorder)
  • The Colorado Energy Office released a Request for Applications (RFA) for proposals to develop and implement eBike deployment projects (Colorado Energy Office)
  • Polis to give update on state’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap today (9News)
  • Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. and city forge arrangement to help fund city’s Blue Line bus service (Steamboat Pilot & Today)
  • Biden no longer taking Amtrak to inauguration amid security concerns (CNN)

From Streetsblog

  • Trump Was Impeached, but Thursday’s Headlines Are Unimpeachable (Streetsblog USA)
  • Could Augmented Reality Windshields End Distracted Driving? (Streetsblog USA)
  • Drivers Are Still Top Polluters, Even During Quarantine (Streetsblog USA)

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